Hot or Cold Carrot Soup

February 2009
Hot or Cold Carrot Soup

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Serve our tangy carrot soup hot and topped with toasted croutons to power through winter's end, or at room temperature with chives and whipped cream on milder days.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 1 small onion, peeled and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
  • 1 1 pound bag  baby carrots
  • 1 14 ounce can  chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt
Directions
  1. Using a food processor, pulse the onion 4 times to chop. Transfer to a medium pot, add the olive oil and ginger and cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion is golden, about 3 minutes. Pulse the carrots in the food processor to chop finely. Add to the pot along with the chicken broth, cover and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the carrots are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Wipe out the food processor.
  2. Puree the soup in batches in the food processor and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the honey and season with salt. Serve hot and topped with toasted croutons or at room temperature with chives and whipped cream.
Tip
  • Butter up your croutons for an even heartier taste.
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